Students pledge to conduct themselves accordingly both at the dojang and in their daily life.
In our classes we are talking with our students about Respect and Self-control. We do this nearly every class. As the understanding of proper behavior grows the chances of bully issues decreases. Believe it or not most kids want to do the right thing! The more they are reminded what that is the more they will try to accomplish it. The more they see success and understanding the more their confidence builds. This creates better decision making and in turn safer kids. This practice helps protect, and may even save, both the bully and the bullied from long lasting damages of bullying. Sounds great right? Now can we kick bully butt or should we learn more?
Martial Arts is Focus and Concentration I am so overwhelmed! So many responsibilities! Adulting is hard! That is a phrase I had never heard until maybe two or three years ago. It drives me crazy as the only people you hear saying it are, well…. keep reading. When most of us start feeling overwhelmed our […]
Learn from history by discussing it. Week three of our rotating curriculum here at AKF Lexington Martial Arts reserves time for us to discuss and learn from history. The reason for this is simple. Understanding how we got somewhere can help us treasure the experience and respect the results. Understanding mistakes that were made can […]
Wikipedia says this about goals and goal setting: According to Locke and Latham, goals effect performance in the following ways: goals direct attention and effort toward goal-relevant activities, difficult goals lead to greater effort, goals increase persistence, with difficult goals prolonging effort, and goals indirectly lead to engagement, and to discovery and use of task-relevant […]
Martial Arts, Motivation and You! Let’s get motivated, maybe even using martial arts! Everyone needs a little motivation. Motivation is everywhere. Motivation is all around us. What motivation looks like depends on who you are and what makes you tick. When I was growing up the number one motivating factor I experienced was my Mom […]
The best self defense in the world is self esteem. Celebrate your self-image. Today we find ourselves living in a world of distorted facts. Where a powerful phrase once meant nothing but positivity, today it may hold multiple meanings and even offend someone. Be proud of yourself and pay attention to what others think of […]
If Confidence is learned, can you win confidence by failing? The Martial Art of Winning by Failing… http://www.akflexington.com Confidence Learned (The Art of Not Arguing – But Winning) Get ready to focus, listen and confidence is learned! Have you ever heard any of these lines? Stay true to who you are. Do not bend to […]
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